and Branch Office of Department of Drug Administration
and its functions
Drug Import and
To register the foreign
drug manufacturing company and
products for import in a scientific
manner and issue the recommendation letter for import.
To issue the recommendation letter
for export of drugs.
To renew the recommendation letter
for import-export and cancel or ban the unnecessary
products as required.
To issue recommendation
letter for the establishment of pharmaceutical industry
and issue Product Manufacturing License and renew
Check and approve the pharmaceutical
manufacturing plant layout.
Check and approve the products
labels and issue the certificate for the sale and
Issue letter of recommendation
for the import of raw materials and renew them.
To register and issue
pharmacy registration certificate to open retail
/ wholesale outlets of drugs and renew them.
Issue and renew certificate of
professionalist i.e. person
authorized to sale drugs.
Update the record of pharmacies.
Training and Drug
Conduct the refresher
training to drug sellers.
information about drugs particularly side effects,
contraindication, drug interaction, availability
and storage condition and other necessary information
Drug Bulletin of Nepal (DBN) three times every
year and distribute them to health institutions,
industries, medical doctors, health personnel's,
pharmacists and others concerned person and institutions.
National List of Essential Drugs, Standard Treatment
Schedule and Nepalese National Formulary and update
them from time to time.
Focal point for Drug Information
Network of Nepal (DINoN).
Co-ordinate training program
for sale of drugs.
Inspect drug industries,
wholesale and retail pharmacies regularly.
Take legal and administrative
action on cases of non-compliance as per the prevision
of Drug Act and its Regulations.
Control of sales and distribution
of psychotropic and narcotic drugs.